RICHARD J. SERPE has represented victims of toxic torts and environmental contamination across the country. He has successfully tried lawsuits in state and federal courts. He has resolved lead poisoning cases for victims in Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, and has secured over $50,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for these clients. In 1999, he concluded actions for 90 families poisoned at the Abex Superfund site. Mr. Serpe represents the victims of brain damage from toxic and traumatic injuries. He has commissioned over 200 neuropsychological assessments to document the extent of brain injury and is an expert in demonstrating the extent of a victim’s loss. Mr. Serpe obtained a masters degree in Maritime law from Tulane University. He has been awarded Proctor status from the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has successfully represented clients under the Jones Act and under the general maritime law. Mr. Serpe is frequently associated in complex litigation, managing cases with difficult scientific and medical issues. He has experience managing large case cohorts, including the extensive use of database and litigation support software. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America ®, and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell law directory, which is the highest given. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” – among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Virginia- by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Serpe is admitted to practice in Virginia, Texas and Louisiana. Mr Serpe has represented clients before the Louisiana and Virginia Supreme courts, and appeared before the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Circuits of the US Court of Appeals. Mr. Serpe is a frequent lecturer speaking nationally on environmental and personal injury law. Mr. Serpe also serves as a Committee chair, and board member of Lynnhaven River 2007, assisting in Oyster Restoration for the Lynnhaven River.